Famous People Who Died on June 5Th in History

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Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

See You In Heaven

What Happened Today in History?

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.

1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day

1956 – Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

1967 – Six-Day War begins: The Israeli air force launches simultaneous pre-emptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria


1788-1825 – Odysseas Androutsos, national hero in the Greek War of Independence

1871-1900 – Stephen Crane was an American author who won international acclaim for his 1895 Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage which he wrote without any battle experience.

1842-1902 – Louis J. Weichmann, American witness in Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

1862-1910 – O. Henry was an American author who wrote The Gift of the Magi and other stories

1851-1913 – Chris von der Ahe was a German-American entrepreneur, best known as the owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the American Association, now known as the St. Louis Cardinals.

1933-1993 – Conway Twitty, American musician

1925-1999 – Mel Tormé, American singer, composer, and actor

1951-2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones)

1911-2004 – Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, actor and a great American

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click hereto check out Faye’s writing





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